Britain calls for new elections in Belarus

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign affairs Dominic Raab leaves Downing Street in London, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign affairs Dominic Raab leaves Downing Street in London, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister called for new elections in Belarus following the publication of an independent report into the previous vote in August.

"New elections which are free and fair must now be organised, and those responsible for the violence against demonstrators held to account," Dominic Raab said in a statement on Thursday.

(Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison)